Fresh multi-genre artist Johnny Gillespie released his third single “Set Me On Fire” on August 28th, co-produced by Jin Wooh. After releasing two debut singles earlier this year, Gillespie is excited to dive deeper in his music.
The singer relates the new song to how he sometimes feels when dealing with his bi-polar disorder. The feeling of internally burning is called out in the lyrics “take me higher, set me on fire, burning desire, feeling the power,” says Gillespie. During the writing process, he found himself calling out to the universe to uplift his mind and spirit.
“Sometimes I feel like the music says one thing to one person and a completely different story to another,” says Gillespie. He encourages listeners to find their own interpretation of the song, whether it be for mental health or another aspect of life.
The song stemmed from feeling broken and yearning for a fresh start, and that’s exactly what Johnny Gillespie created for himself and everyone who listens. “This song is my mantra for being a phoenix rising from the ashes. I find my solitude in creating music that embraces who I am,” says Gillespie.